Rangers' Trade Deadline Needs Made Clear After Chytil Injury News

The New York Rangers have dealt with some injuries this season, but the one that has been hindering the team the longest is the one to Filip Chytil. He has only gotten into 10 games this season and is now ruled out for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

He was originally injured on Nov. 2, 2023 and was close to returning when he got injured again. He is a key piece on the third line for the Rangers and something they have been missing all season. The young center scored 22 goals and 45 points last season and was held to just six assists in his only 10 games. As of right now and for a good chunk of the season, Jonny Brodzinski has been serving as the third line center and doing what he can. He was supposed to just be a placeholder until Chytil returned, but now the Rangers have to hone in on an upgrade as they are in position to compete for the Stanley Cup.

Chytil makes nearly $4.5 million AAV, so this does help the Rangers in their task to find a solid upgrade for that position. A name like Sean Monahan should sound very good to them and even worth a first round pick at this point due to his recent play, versatility, and attention he will receive at the deadline. A veteran is likely someone that the Rangers will bring in for the third  line center role considering the wingers on that line are Kaapo Kakko (age 22) and Will Cuylle (age 21). Though it is a big loss losing a young and talented player like that, this is a strong team that can still bring in a much-needed piece and get the job done.

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